China Telecom Corp. held a ceremony in Tokyo on Monday to mark the establishment of its subsidiary company in Japan, the China Telecom Japan Operation Ltd.
The subsidiary, entirely owned by China Telecom, will carry out all-around cooperation with Japanese operators to push for further development of electronic communication and Internet service between China and Japan, the company said.
The establishment of the subsidiary, out of China Telecom's global strategy, is to assist the company's international plan in the long run and to set up an outpost for the company's operation in Japan, said Zhao Jidong, senior vice chairman of China Telecom.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics will boost demand for digital transmission and communication in Japan, and China Telecom's new subsidiary is aimed at making Japanese customers satisfied, Zhao said.
The Japan subsidiary is China Telecom's fourth branch out of Chinese mainland following that in Hong Kong, the United States and Europe.
(Xinhua News Agency January 22, 2008)